The past week saw the first anniversary of the EU membership referendum — a fitting occasion to take stock following an eventful year.
Given the reasonably close result on 23rd June 2016, swiftly followed by a prime-ministerial substitution, it is understandable that Theresa May would have wanted to seek another mandate from the nation by way of a General Election; this time to answer the question whether she is the right leader to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union.
Unfortunately, the mandate awarded by the British people, albeit sufficient to keep our Prime Minister in the position she had taken over largely unopposed from David Cameron, is not as decisive as we would have hoped for. The new minority Government effectively empowers not only Her Majesty’s Opposition, but more importantly the European Union’s politicians in Brussels with whom the United Kingdom has only just begun to negotiate our exit this week.
Rees-Mogg Slams ‘Colonial’ EU Plan to Keep Court Power in UK After Brexit
Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, an unlikely Conservative Party rising star, has slammed the EU’s insistence their courts retain supremacy over British courts in some areas after Brexit as a form of “colonialism.”
The European Union (EU) has demanded the European Court of Human Rights (ECJ) oversees “directly enforceable vested rights” for EU nationals in the UK after it leaves the bloc.
Some have claimed this will create a two-tier legal system, with EU citizens entitled to more rights, and say it is almost unprecedented for a foreign court to hold such power over a sovereign nation in the modern era.